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retail salesnoun [plural]

sales of ​goods to the ​public rather than to ​businesses, ​stores, etc., often considered in relation to ​economicactivity as a whole: Retail ​salesfell 0.3% in January.a fall/drop/rise in retail sales Economists expect a 1.5% ​rise in ​retailsales, compared with a 0.1% ​drop last ​year. Official retailsalesfigures for March are ​published next week.
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